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Breaking News Highlights| Bihar Logs 4,737 Fresh COVID-19 Cases; 6-yr-old Among 5 Dead

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Updated: January 10, 2022 11:46 PM IST

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Breaking News Highlights: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday chaired a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in five states and a Union territory (UT). The meeting was attended by the health ministers of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. Earlier Sunday, Prime  Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels a surge in cases. The meeting is scheduled as India witnesses a rapid rise in coronavirus infections across the country. In the week ending January 9, India recorded 6,38,872 cases of Covid-19. This is a sharp increase – of more than six times – from 1,02,330 cases recorded between December 27 and January 2.

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  • 11:43 PM IST

    Bihar Logs 4,737 Fresh COVID-19 Cases; 6-yr-old Among 5 Dead

    Bihar on Monday reported 4,737 fresh coronavirus infections and five deaths, including that of a six-year-old girl, a bulletin issued by the state health department said.
    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for COVID-19 during the day and is in home isolation.
    His ministers Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi, Ashok Choudhary, Shahnawaz Hussain and Sunil Kumar, besides former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi have also tested positive for the infection, it said.

  • 11:34 PM IST

    SAD leader Majithia given anticipatory bail by HC, asked to join investigation

    SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia, facing arrest in an NDPS case, involving sale, purchase and manufacturing of drugs among other offences, was on Monday granted anticipatory bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, according to PTI.
    A bench of Justice Lisa Gill, however, asked the SAD leader to join investigation with the police.
    While granting Majithia the pre-arrest bail, Justice Gill also asked him to not to leave the country till the next date of hearing and share his live location with the investigating agency through WhatsApp.

  • 11:33 PM IST

    Five Students Drown In Krishna River In Andhra Pradesh

    Five students drowned in a river in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on Monday evening, Police said, according to PTI.
    The incident occurred when the five were bathing in the Krishna river, Nandigama Deputy Superintendent of Police G Nageswara Reddy said. The deceased students have been identified as Ajay (12), Charan (13) Balayesu (12), Rakesh (12) and Sunny (12), he said.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) writes to DGP, Karnataka to initiate necessary action and inquiry against Congress state president DK Shivakumar for not following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour with school children during Mekedatu Padayatra

  • 10:21 PM IST

    Kerala police take Youth Congress worker into custody in connection with murder of SFI activist at Govt Engineering College in Idukki

  • 10:20 PM IST

    PM Modi urges the eligible population to take precautionary dose, says vaccination remains among most effective means to fight COVID-19

  • 10:03 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu records 13,990 positive cases, 11 deaths in past 24 hrs

    The number of coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu increased by over 1,000 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in a single day to 13,990 while 11 more fatalities took the death toll to 36,866 on Monday, a health bulletin said.
    On Sunday, the state had recorded 12,895 new coronavirus cases in a single day.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    UP govt approves VRS for Kanpur Police Commissioner Asim Arun

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday approved the voluntary retirement request of Kanpur Police Commissioner Asim Arun, official sources said, reported PTI.
    The senior IPS officer of the 1994 batch had applied for pre-mature retirement on Saturday amid speculation of him joining the BJP this week and contesting the assembly polls next month.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi holds meeting with KC Venugopal, P Chidambaram regarding Goa Assembly elections in Delhi

  • 9:12 PM IST

    BJP Chief JP Nadda Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Published Date: January 10, 2022 7:00 AM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 11:46 PM IST